The development of modern science during the course of the past 400 years is merely a rediscovery of ancient knowledge.
- Atomic theory was worked out by Democritus 2500 years before Rutherford.
- Penicillin was used by the ancient Egyptians 4000 years before Fleming.
- Electric batteries were used by the Babylonians 2000 years before Volta's cells
- Space travel was described by the prehistoric Chinese 4000 years before the Apollo Flights.